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Few Errors At Second Quiz Meet




Central Mennonite’s Bible quiz team “Spies” won a prize representing “the best products from the land of Canaan” (Genesis 43:11) for averaging only one error per match at Sunday’s quiz meet. Sitting, from left: Miriam Wyse, a home-schooled sophomore; Therin Smith, Archbold sixth grade; Sidney Ramirez, Archbold seventh; and Andy Bilen, Archbold eighth. Standing: Molly Bruner, Pettisville sophomore; Ethan Zaerr, Archbold seventh.– courtesy photo

Central Mennonite’s Bible quiz team “Spies” won a prize representing “the best products from the land of Canaan” (Genesis 43:11) for averaging only one error per match at Sunday’s quiz meet. Sitting, from left: Miriam Wyse, a home-schooled sophomore; Therin Smith, Archbold sixth grade; Sidney Ramirez, Archbold seventh; and Andy Bilen, Archbold eighth. Standing: Molly Bruner, Pettisville sophomore; Ethan Zaerr, Archbold seventh.– courtesy photo

Quizzers are often surprised to see who wins the mystery category at local quiz meets.

For the second Bible Quiz meet, Sunday, Jan. 16, at Central Mennonite Church, the prize bags went to the teams averaging the fewest errors.

Five teams had no more than one error in 18 questions per match: Central’s “Nobles and Officials,” Lockport’s “Fierce,” Eastland Baptist’s “Team Rocksby,” West Clinton’s “Football,” and Central’s “Spies.”

Miriam Wyse, one of “Spies” quizzers, is homeschooled. She attends First Baptist in Wauseon and is in her fourth year of quizzing for Central. What she likes about Bible Quiz is, “It’s fun. You meet new people. You get to study God’s Word.”

Receiving the traveling trophies were “Whatever” from North Clinton with an average of 180 points and “Fierce,” with an average of 163. “Whatever” team members are Kira and Ross Andre, Devyn McClay, Jacque Seigneir, and April and Galen Short. “Fierce” members are Ryan King, Tony King, Philip Nafziger and Eliot Nofziger.

“Sad Goats,” of Lockport, won all four of its matches and averaged 160 points. Members include Cara Foor, Hannah Groeneweg, Melissa Kinkaid and Hope Nofziger.

Winning three of four matches and averaging 138 points was “Dreamers” from Poplar Ridge with Ciara Caldwell, Tiannah Sheets, Marina Knape, Emily Watson, Hope Hornish, and Megan Meeks.

“Football” won two of three matches and averaged 127 points with Shelby Miller, Kathyrn Roth, Brooke and Claire Waidelich.

One of Zion’s teams, “Well Built and Handsome,” with only three members present, won all four of its matches and averaged 109 points. Members were Meg Short, Katie Yoder and Aaron Zimmerman.

Next meet is Sunday, Jan. 30, 2 p.m. Plans are for five churches to quiz at Tedrow Mennonite and six churches to quiz at Poplar Ridge Church of the Brethren.


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